Scandal, Season 2, Episode 15
I don’t like “Jake.” The fact that he is snooping on her, Patriot Act style, for “Fitz,” yet as of the last episode, hiding from “Fitz” the fact that he is trying to date her is messy to the millionth power. I did like their flirting at the coffee shop when they first met, but knowing the twists and turns on Scandal, I knew it was too good to be true. And it was.
"Fitz" is by far the messiest person on Scandal, not “Olivia.” I did like their relationship (despite its complications) at a time, and I explained why in detail, as appropriate through the number of episodes that I saw at the time of that writing. However, I am so on team NO “Fitz,” NO “Edison” and NO “Jake,” currently. A few days ago I tweeted this:
#Scandal has the most elegant smart controlling immoral men ever. In other words, flawed humans I watch on TV; wouldn’t date in real life.— Trudy (@thetrudz) February 22, 2013
The ONLY thing that I like that occurred between “Olivia” and “Jake” is when “Harrison” called her and “Jake” asked who was on the phone, she said it was her co-worker, not her employee. But he is her employee. It is her firm. Her name is on the door. I think the choice of word was deliberate. The fact that she chooses to present him as her equal is very powerful. (I wrote about “Olivia’s” and “Harrison’s” relationship before and I still live for the emotion of the “what do you need” moment.)
I guess it is quite lucky that “Harrison” is a male character because otherwise, him using his sexuality and attractiveness to acquire information for “Olivia,” him always being a source of emotional support for “Abby” through her rocky relationship with “David” and him going head to head and arguing with both “Quinn” and “Huck” at times would surely mean that his entire character has become a Jezebel, mammy and a Sapphire! (*rolls eyes*) Luckily, being male means this is ignored and his character is not flattened via analysis into one-dimensional individual actions versus an entire character that’s caring, brilliant, cunning, loyal, funny, smooth, and a critical thinker.
Anyway, I seriously think it is gonna be on and poppin’ once “Olivia” finds out that she is under surveillance. We see how she flipped the first time that she found this out and actually went and confronted the Secret Service agents in Season 1. Ha.